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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Jul 24, 2009 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: this just in.....

I just caught this coming off the rss feed.

http://www.archive.org/details/gratefuldeadhis00gerogoog

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 24, 2009 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: this just in.....

Very, very cool - thanks for the heads up.

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Jul 24, 2009 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: this just in.....

Thank you much beep*. Im a bit of a amatuer folklorist and this is right up my alley. Well done

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 25, 2009 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: this just in.....

Thanks.

I was miffed when it disappeared from the SF Public Library. I've had a few disappear when I wanted to see them again. It's weird for books that don't even circulate.

SFPL like chrome, glass, and empty space more than books! Or else they're being siphoned off.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 25, 2009 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: this just in.....

I was looking for an old book on religious dance (for St Vitus Dance) and found this on BUCK DANCE:

"Once they arrived in America, African slaves fused European dances with African rhythms. In the 1740s, slave codes forbade drums for fear of uprisings, so percussive footwork developed as an alternative. According to Hill, buck dancing, the oldest style of percussive stepping, featured flatfooted, shuffling, steps similar to modern tap. This shuffle step, the most basic step in tap, features a rapid, rhythmic brushing of the foot on the floor and is common in all forms of tap, from the earliest styles to today's technique."